Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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The University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ Hospitality Management Program has been ranked in the top 10 percent of national business schools and colleges that focus on hospitality and tourism.

Academic Analytics, which benchmarks academic excellence, ranked the programs based on several outcomes of excellence, including:

  • Publication of scholarly work such as books and journal articles
  • Citations to published journal articles
  • Research funding by federal agencies
  • Honorific awards bestowed upon faculty members

The Academic Analytics Database includes information on more than 270,000 faculty members linked with more than 9,000 Ph.D. programs and 10,000 departments at more than 385 universities in the United States and abroad. These data are structured to enable comparisons at a discipline-by-discipline level in addition to overall university performance.

Paul College’s Hospitality Management Program has consistently been ranked among the top 25 programs in the U.S. and is the second-oldest four-year degree program in the country.

“The faculty in the program offer high-quality relevant research to the hospitality academic community and our students, as well as industry,” said Nelson Barber, chair and associate professor of hospitality management.

“This level of national recognition validates the hard work, dedication and value these faculty researchers deliver through their commitment to high-quality research.”

“We are very proud of this competitive ranking achieved by the faculty of our Hospitality Management Program,” said Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. “This is a well-deserved recognition that enhances the reputation of our entire college.”


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